GM's Collision Repair Network has reached nearly 1,000 dealers and repair shops.
 - Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM's Collision Repair Network has reached nearly 1,000 dealers and repair shops.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

General Motors has signed up nearly 1,000 dealers and repair shops for its GM Collision Repair Network, the automaker has announced.

Customers who use a network member can hope for safe and proper repair of GM vehicles, according to the company. GM is showing several repair procedures at its booth at the SEMA Collision event in Las Vegas.

"The industry response means that repair facilities are seeing business value in becoming a part of GM’s Collision Repair Network," said John Eck, GM's collision manager for customer care and aftersales. "Collision repair professionals are telling us they see how the network can help make their business more efficient, speed up the repair process and give confidence that vehicles are repaired accurately and safely."

As part of its demonstration in Las Vegas, GM is showing a cutaway of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

GM technicians will show front and rear frame service parts for the pickup and how it's simpler to replace portions of the frame in a collision instead of replacing the full frame. Proper lifting and jacking procedures utilize newly-designed wide hoist adapters to avoid possibility of frame distortion. Another demo will show fascia repair procedures that ensure the advanced driver assistance systems are working properly after the repair. Paint-friendly service parts for grilles make paint prep and application easier without having to mask off sections of the grille, according to GM.

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